Green Apple Pickle (Thokku) | How to make Green Apple Pickle (Thokku)

By Pavithira Vijay  |  21st Mar 2016  |  
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About Green Apple Pickle (Thokku) Recipe

Bramley Apples cooked into a lip smacking pickle (thokku) in South Indian style.

Green Apple Pickle (Thokku)

Ingredients to make Green Apple Pickle (Thokku)

  • 4 big green apples (Bramley variety) approximately 1 kg
  • 3/4 th cup oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoedita
  • 1/4 cup kashmiri red chilli powder (heaped)
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp fenugreek powder (roasted in few drops of oil and ground to a powder)

How to make Green Apple Pickle (Thokku)

  1. Wash, peel the apples and chop them into small pieces. In a heavy bottomed (preferably non stick) vessel or pan heat oil and add the mustard seeds and urad dal.
  2. When the mustard crackles and urad dal turns slightly brown, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  3. Now add the chopped green apple and saute them well in oil for 4 - 5 minutes.
  4. Add salt and turmeric powder and keep cooking. As the apple leaves and its juices turn softer, mash them with the back of the ladle.
  5. Add the chilli powder and mix well. Keep cooking in a medium flame for another 8 - 10 minutes till the apple pieces are completely mashed and the raw smell of chilli powder is gone.
  6. Now add the fenugreek powder and give it a mix. Cook for another 3 - 4 minutes till it has a nice thokku consistency.

My Tip:

Use Bramley variety for best results as it is generally meant for cooking. I have not tried with Granny smith or any other variety of Green apple yet. I generally have fenugreek powder handy, if you dont have it then just roast a tsp of fenugreek seeds and crush it in mortar n pestle and add it to the thokku.

Reviews for Green Apple Pickle (Thokku) (1)

Shalini Dubey3 years ago

sounds awesome! looks extremely yummy as well :D